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adj. un·time·li·er, un·time·li·est
1. Occurring or done at an inappropriate time; inopportune.
2. Occurring too soon; premature: an untimely death.
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1. occurring before the expected, normal, or proper time: an untimely death.
2. inappropriate to the occasion, time, or season: his joking at the funeral was most untimely.
prematurely or inopportunely
adj. , -li•er, -li•est,
1. not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed or inopportune.
2. happening too soon or too early; premature.adv.
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|Adj.||1.||untimely - badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"|
inopportune - not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit"
|2.||untimely - uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"|
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
|Adv.||1.||untimely - too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely"|
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1. early, premature, before time, unseasonable His mother's untimely death had a catastrophic effect on him.
early timely, seasonable
early timely, seasonable
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2. Not suitable for or characteristic of the season:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= ill-timed) [visit, arrival, interruption] → inopportun(e)
(= premature) [death] → prématuré(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj (= premature) death → vorzeitig; end also → verfrüht; (= inopportune) moment → unpassend, ungelegen; development, occurrence → unpassend, ungelegen, zur falschen Zeit; shower, remark → zur falschen Zeit; visit → ungelegen; to come to or meet an untimely end → ein vorzeitiges Ende finden; his arrival was most untimely → seine Ankunft kam sehr ungelegen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
untimely[ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ] adj (death, end) → prematuro/a; (remark) → fuori luogo, inopportuno/a
to come to an untimely end (person) → morire prematuramente (project) → naufragare anzitempo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995